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This was my fave cookie I made at #CookieCon. It was also my fave add-on workshop class instructed by @tweetscookieconnection . I luv this mommy/daughter duo team!! These ladies are the BEST! Class is super fun and I learned so many techniques! Swipe to see the rest of the "SPOOKY" letters 😂!
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Every cookier has a cookie idol, and here's mine- @sweetambs !She's the reason I discovered the world of decorated cookies!
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Two years ago, I was going through a dark time in my life- I had just lost my mom to cancer. It was past midnight and I could not sleep. I was scrolling through FB and I see a video of Amber decorating cookies. Heyyyy, I can do this (except it wasn't as easy as it looked lol)! The insomnia pushed me to go to my kitchen and make my first batch of royal icing, even though it was 2am. I didn't even have piping bags or tips! I used a ziplock bag to pipe my first cookie 😂! I say the insomnia was the reason, but I truly believe there were other forces at work... this is gonna sound cray cray, but I really believe my mom was looking out for me. She knew I needed a therapeutic outlet for my grief. I just can't help but think about all the things that connected me to cookies:
- I took my first class with @youcancallmesweetie, and little did I know the person sitting next to me would become my cookie bff @camillescookiejar ... and it's nuts, but she makes flan for my birthday & it tastes just like my mom's. I can't go a day without talking to this woman! I know Camille came into my life for a reason.
- I won @sugardayne ticket to #cookiecon. I only had 2 cookie friends before this. It just opened a whole new world to me and helped me find my tribe! And when I heard Katy's story, it just resonated with me- We both share the same grief.
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I know it sounds nuts, but I feel like my mom wanted me to see Amber's video, wanted me to take Sandy's class so I can meet my best friend Camille, and wanted me to win Katy's ticket so that I can full immerse myself into the cookie world. I think about my mom everyday. It used to hurt a lot more, but now I can smile at some of the memories. Thanks for looking out for me Ma.
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Hi guys! Just wanted to share some of the techniques and inspiration I used to create my Fall Fairies!
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I spent a lot of time researching gingerbread recipes this past summer. I'll be posting the recipe I use soon. Feel free to share it. For 3D Gingerbread construction, I like to use a very strong cookie. In this video I am tapping it with my nail so you can see just how strong this cookie is! The last pic is my inspiration for my #cookiecon2018 #suagarshow entry.
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I also want to thank some very special people:
1.) Thank you Sidney Galpern for being my first sponsor EVER! I am truly so grateful for your support and generosity. I discovered a technique and use @simicakes1 isomalt to glue my 3D pieces together. Someone asked if I hot glue my pieces and the answer is NO 😂! It's clear isomalt! I'll post more about this technique soon!
2.) Thank you @youcancallmesweetie for taking me under your wing and being both a mentor and friend to me. I'm a #sweetieacademy student for life. I used Sandy's painting technique for my Fairies, the wood grain window panes and her fondant sunflowers. Sandy's hand painting class is my absolute fave class ever.
3.) Thank you to Cookie Queen @juliamusher for all you do for the cookie community. I'm a #cookieconnection member and I urge everyone to sign up (it's free!). I learned how to create curved gingerbread pieces through her YouTube tutorials (also free!).

I'm over the moon happy!!!! My Fall Fairies received 2nd place at #cookiecon2018 #sugarshow "Autumn Time" category. Swipe to see the other winning entries! First place was awarded to my idol, the one and only Liz Adams of @artymcgoo. This entry was my absolute fave in the entire competition. Third place was awarded to @marianameirellesoficial, who travelled from Brazil!
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Mini pumpkins from @dekoekenbakkers / Fairies hand cut / wings, fall leaves & grass are wafer paper from @icingimages / skirt is edible fabric also from @icingimages / 3D cookie adhered using isomalt from @simicakes1

Cat's out of the bag! I'm so honored Karen & Mike Summers asked me to participate in the #cookiecon calendar project! I picked the month of May bc Mother's Day is so dear to me... I think of my mom every single day.
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Swipe to see the other months! I tagged the amazing cookie artists who participated in this collaboration. I couldn't fit every month on IG, but they will all be posted on my FB page. My fave entry was the October submission- how amazing is the Haunted Halloween Tree by Cindy from @sugarchatcookiestudio ?!??
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Who's going to CookieCon?!?! It's that time of year again! I HAD to include this Bad B right here, Katy @sugardayne in my #cookieconrollcall2018 and here's why...
Last year, I was the lucky person who won her ticket giveaway to CC. I was new to cookie decorating, only had 2 cookie friends, and was just hearing about this crazy thing called CC. Katy didn't know me from a hole in the wall and still, with no hesitation, she welcomed me into her group and showed me the ropes! For the newbies attending, this is what CC is all about. You are NOT alone in your OCD (Obsessive Cookie Disorder). There is a tribe out there waiting for you to share this passion. CC is an AH-mazing experience and the friends you make will last a lifetime. Katy alway said #mycookiefriendsarereal ❤️

Thank you my dear friend, Christine, @sweet_prodigy for nominating me! Eugenia from @family_desserts came up with the idea of gathering all the cookie decorators under the hashtag #cookiesevolution_флешмоб and pass the testimony to a friend.
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Every journey has a beginning and mine began 2 years ago in 2016. I truly believe everyone has a hidden talent. See that top center cookie? That was the first cookie I ever decorated! This collage is a reflection of 2 years of my journey as a cookie artist: my love for the craft, relentless persistence and thirst for knowledge, constant practice, and most importantly, enthusiasm. Plus, mermaids are pretty much my spirit animal lol!
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Now I’d like to invite two of my dearest friends @laurasaporiti and @cakes_by_beatriz - I hope they pass this along to another sweet decorator. Under this hashtag, show us your first cookie, your actual and favorite cookies, your picture and how long you’ve been decorating. Let’s be part of this flash mob by @family_desserts and support each other on this very sweet journey💕🙏😊

I could seriously cry looking at this post. To be grouped with such a bunch of incredible women.... I am soooo not worthy of this! I had a REALLY rough day last week, and this is just what I needed to lift me up. Rebecca, thank you for the beautiful portrait cookie. Know that I will cherish it foreverrrrr.
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Thank you to my cookie mentors @sugardayne @youcancallmesweetie @thepaintedbox @thecookiearchitect . I am forever in your debt. #mycookiefriendsarereal
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#Repost @thecookiearchitect with @get_repost
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Did you hear that I'll be painting a new cookie portrait during open decorating at Cookie Con? Any guesses who it will be? .
And I love seeing these all ladies together! What an inspiring group! Only one missing needs a new portrait of her all grown up. #youknowwhoyouare #cookiefriendsarethebest

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